I should have posted this card on Sunday but woke up feeling poorly with this darned cold/cough. Why is it that coughs always get worse as soon as your head hits the pillow? lol
My friend Gloria hosted a fabulous crop on Saturday evening. I made a few cards for a little card exchange there and then got completely stumped with this card. The ladies tried to help me but I just couldn't get my head around the design I wanted. I set it aside to finish at home and finally got to work on it tonight. I was trying to use a lot of silver and the skates just seemed lost on it. Everything just looked the same to me. This skates die cut is very large and working with something that large takes some getting used to. Thank goodness I bought the glitter card bases on my last trip to Michael's in America. They were the only precut cards I had that were large enough to carry that die cut!
I usually know who I am gong to give a card to and that influences how I make it...When I worked on it tonight, I realized that I still had to make a purple Christmas card for a special friend. Purple is her favourite colour and she has her Christmas tree and decorations all tied in to this colour! Once I pulled out the purple card stock, I liked the look of the skates on it. Whew...problem solved! My card actually went together quite smoothly after that.
Card base and Envelope - Michael's
Card stock - from my stash, snippets of 2 shades of purple card stock and 1 piece of grey textured card that has a sort of satin sheen
Dies - Tim Holtz Skates and Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Very fine silver metallic string - from my stash
Chalk - Stampin' Up chalked around the edges of the skates
Bling - teensy clear diamonds from my stash
Sentiment - prestamped set from my LSS
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
3. CHNC - Whatever is urgent to make #155
4. Christmas Card Club - Get Your Skates On